Printer Friendly

Python Palin thought 'Fish called Wanda' not funny

Michael Palin Michael Edward Palin, CBE (born 5 May 1943) is an English comedian, actor, writer and television presenter best known for being one of the members of the comedy group Monty Python and for his travel documentaries.  nearly missed out on one of his biggest screen hits when he dismissed smash comedy "A Fish Called Wanda" because it "wasn't that funny", he told an audience in Hong Kong on Friday.

Palin said fellow Monty Python star John Cleese handed him the film's script for advice on the character he would eventually play in the 1988 movie.

"I wrote in my diary to tell John that the script wasn't that funny," the British actor told the Foreign Correspondents' Club Foreign Correspondents' Club is a group of clubs for foreign correspondents and other journalists. Some clubs are member's only, and some are open to the public. Hong Kong

Main article: Foreign Correspondents' Club, Hong Kong
.

"It turned out to be very funny."

The film, about a group of thieves who try to double-cross each other, took more than 60 million dollars in the US alone, and starred Palin, Cleese, Kevin Kline and Jamie Lee Curtis Editing of this page by unregistered or newly registered users is currently disabled due to vandalism. .
Copyright 2010 AFP Global Edition
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright (c) Mochila, Inc.

 Reader Opinion

Title:

Comment:



 

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Author:AFP
Publication:AFP Global Edition
Date:May 28, 2010
Words:123
Previous Article:British ballerina Fonteyn 'helped Panama coup bid'
Next Article:Obama visits oil spill zone, 'top kill' results awaited

Terms of use | Copyright © 2014 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters